The final event of the 43rd Kiwanis Club of Carbonear regional music festival will take place tonight (March 21) as the third of three grand concerts are held at the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre.
Plenty of hardware has already been handed out this week, highlighted by the presentation of the junior rose bowl to Amy Gillingham of Carbonear during the first grand concert on Tuesday, March 19.
The 15-year-old daughter of Irene and Robert Gillingham is a Level I student at Carbonear Collegiate. She competed in the vocal category.
The runner-up was Danielle Taylor (piano) of Victoria, a 13-year-old Grade 8 student at Persalvic Elementary. Danielle is the daughter of Bill and Elizabeth Taylor.
Having a coveted rose bowl in the Gillingham household is not unique. Amy's older sister, Alicia, won a junior rose bowl in 2008, and a senior rose bowl in 2010. Alicia is now studying music at Memorial University.
Amy has been singing for seven years, and is mentored by Calvin Powell. She was runner-up for the junior rose bowl in 2012.
Meanwhile, two other rose bowls were awarded during the second grand concert on Wednesday, March 20.
In the choral category, the rose bowl went to the 100-member Crescent Collegiate Concert Choir, while Carbonear Collegiate was runner-up.
The instrumental rose bowl was awarded to the Carbonear Collegiate Jazz Band, while the runner-up was the Ascension Collegiate Concert Band.
For comprehensive coverage of the festival, including a complete list of award winners, stories and photos, pick up a copy of the March 26, 2013 print edition of The Compass.